The Threat & Thinking Torture

L.J. Moran L.J. Moran currently lives in S. Jersey. She’s into animal rescue, horror conventions, and is addicted to coffee. The threat not the act of physical harm is most compelling to me. A scene in Flavors of Death uses a small dark room, a victim chained to the floor and the tormentor nearby. The victim is given a quick glimpse of the nasty tools, the deformed animals waiting to be released to bite, then … Read more

Documentary Review: Apocalypse: Staline

Doing something different this week because we recently watched the three part documentary, Apocalypse: Staline on the American Hero Channel, and I came away terrified. Here’s what it’s about: “Joseph Stalin’s rise to power while killing a FUCK load of innocent human beings.” That happens to be my synopsis for the show in case you didn’t notice. You know that saying, “Stranger than fiction,” well, it also works for “More horrific than fiction.” This documentary … Read more

Movie Review: Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens

Bet you weren’t surprised to see this week’s review is Sharknado 4: The 4th Awakens. In case you’ve been hiding under a rock and have never seen a Sharknado movie, here’s what it’s about: “Fin, his family and the cosmos have been blissfully sharknado-free in the five years since the most recent attack, but now sharks and tornadoes are being whipped up in unexpected ways and places.” In preparation for this review, I re-watched Sharknado … Read more

TV Review: Preacher

I’m in a very confused state of mind going into this week’s review. It’s Preacher, the new AMC show, that has me perplexed. Here’s what it’s about: “What if an angel and a demon procreate? What would that offspring be? Would it be holy or demonic or both? Preacher Is that tale. The offspring has no body, just a soul. That soul needs a body and chose Jessie. A preacher from Texas with a loss … Read more

Movie Review: Extinction

This week’s review is Extinction: The G.M.O. Chronicles, an older zombie movie released back in 2011 that stood out as one to watch on Netflix. Here’s what it’s about: “The remaining survivors of pan-global epidemic face a race against time to find a cure before they succumb to its zombie-inducing effects. Holed up in an abandoned military base, Tom and his fellow survivors, their numbers dwindling with each successive day, desperately search for a way … Read more

Book Review: The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera

Today’s holiday book review is The 12 Days of Christmas by Jane Cabrera. Here’s what it’s about: Jane Cabrera’s signature animals celebrate Christmas with joy and love in this adaptation of the beloved holiday song. Her cheerful illustrations show magic mice, drumming dogs, skiing squirrels, and a whole crowd of festive creatures. Accompanying the cozy, colorful art and jolly text is sheet music set to Cabrera’s lyrics. This is another book that rewrites The 12 … Read more

Book Review: Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black

Today’s holiday book review is Just Right for Christmas by Birdie Black. Here’s what it’s about: In this celebration of the joy of giving, one snowy Christmas eve, a king buys some soft, red cloth to make the perfect Christmas gift for his daughter. Little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents for many more of the kingdom’s inhabitants, right down to the last teeny bit of cloth which … Read more

Book Review: Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas by Victoria Kann

Today’s Holiday book review is Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas by Victoria Kann. Here’s what it’s about: Join Pinkalicious as she celebrates Christmas in New York Times bestselling author and artist Victoria Kann’s Pinkalicious: Merry Pinkmas!—complete with poster, cards, and sticker sheet! This year Pinkalicious has decided she wants a bright pink artificial Christmas tree. But Mommy and Daddy immediately say no—the Pinkertons always get real trees for the holidays. Despite Pinkalicious’s begging and pleading, each family … Read more

Book Review: We Gather Together… Now Please Get Lost!

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is We Gather Together… Now Please Get Lost!. Here’s what it’s about: When Gilbert gets stuck with annoying tattletale Philip as his partner for the class trip to Pilgrim Town, he wishes Philip would just get lost! But when Gilbert hides from Philip in the bathroom and can’t get out, he’s sure he’ll have to spend Thanksgiving there all alone. Luckily, faithful Philip comes to the rescue. This memorable holiday episode … Read more

Book Review: Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey by Teresa Bateman

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Gus, the Pilgrim Turkey by Teresa Bateman. Here’s what it’s about: Gus loves being a turkey–that is, until his friends tell him about Thanksgiving. So Gus heads south, the way birds do, to escape being part of someone’s dinner. He’s surprised to see where he ends up, but most of all he’s surprised to find he’s a Pilgrim, too. Full color. I’ve read a number of ‘escape turkey’ stories so … Read more

Book Review: Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer

Today’s Thanksgiving book review is Turkey Surprise by Peggy Archer. Here’s what it’s about: It’s thanksgiving and two pilgrim brothers are hunting for a turkey to cook and gobble up for dinner. After all, the thanksgiving meal always means turkey. Doesn’t it? No matter what Father and brother say, the little pilgrim is not so sure. Can he convince his older brother that a stuffed turkey doesn’t have to be the centerpiece of their dinner? … Read more

The Smallest Pumpkins by Xandria Welch

Once upon a time there was a small pumpkin named Jerry. He was sad because everyone called him shortstack. He didn’t like his name. He wanted a name like the big pumpkins had. So everyday for a week he would hang around the big pumkins. But that only made them call him more mean names. He didn’t want the big pumpkins to call him names anymore. Eventually he gave up. One day, while Jerry was … Read more